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Government Foresight: Myth, Dream, or Reality?

Beginning in the summer of 2002, the Foresight and Governance Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center began commissioning papers from leading scholars and practitioners in public administration to explore ways to increase and improve foresight in the public sector. The authors of these papers will be presenting their ideas throughout the coming year and the key recommendations will be summarized in a final report.

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Nov. 21, 2002
11:30am – 1:00pm

Government Foresight: Myth, Dream, or Reality?

Yehezkel Dror
Gearing Government for Weaving the Future

6th Floor Board Room

Yehezkel Dror is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Wolfson Chair in Public Administration at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a member of the Club of Rome, for which he wrote his most recent book The Capacity to Govern: A Report to the Club of Rome, 2001. His research, resulting in more than twenty books, focuses on policymaking, rulership, security policies, statecraft and governance redesign. He has held senior positions in the Offices of the Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense in Israel, at the RAND Corporation in the USA, and has advised governments around the world. Prof. Dror has received various prizes, served as guest professor at many universities, and as a fellow at Institutes of Advanced Study, including a summer (1981) as a Visiting Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. He is the Founding President of The Jewish People Policy Planning Institute established this year by the Jewish Agency for Israel.

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Science and Technology Innovation Program

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